Fashioned in 2009, The Wished had a string of hit singles together with U.Okay. No. 1s “All Time Low” and “Glad You Got here.”
LONDON, UK — Tom Parker, a member of British-Irish boy band The Wished, has died after being identified with an inoperable mind tumor. He was 33.
The band introduced that Parker died Wednesday, “surrounded by his household and his band mates.”
Parker introduced his analysis in October 2020, and underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Earlier this 12 months, he carried out onstage with the group throughout its much-delayed reunion tour.
The Wished members Max George, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran and Nathan Sykes mentioned they had been “devastated by the tragic and untimely loss” of their bandmate. “He was our brother, phrases can’t categorical the loss and unhappiness we really feel. At all times and perpetually in our hearts.”
Fashioned in 2009, The Wished had a string of hit singles together with U.Okay. No. 1s “All Time Low” and “Glad You Got here.” The members went their separate methods in 2014 after releasing three albums, however reunited for a September 2021 live performance organized by Parker at London’s Royal Albert Corridor to assist most cancers charities.
Earlier than the live performance, Parker had mentioned: “It’s not that I’m ignoring most cancers however I simply don’t wish to pay it any consideration.”
“The extra consideration you pay it, the extra it consumes your life and I don’t wish to eat my life.”
The Wished launched a best hits album in 2021, adopted by a tour this 12 months.
Parker is survived by his spouse Kelsey Parker, a son and a daughter.
Kelsey Parker wrote on Instagram: “Our hearts are damaged, Tom was the centre of our world and we are able to’t think about life with out his infectious smile and energetic presence.”